Windows 8 wmvcore.dll

  • Dominykas Mostauskis

    I am running Windows 8 Pro N x64 without Windows Media Player (which might be called Windows Media Center in the case of Windows 8) preinstalled. Apparently certain software packages require WMP to be installed, in my case Premiere Pro, (wmvcore.dll required error); however, Microsoft will only be releasing it at the end of October, which is a month from now, while no other WMP packages seem to install on Windows 8. Tried downloading a Windows 7 x64 SP1 wmvcore.dll to no avail.

    This is a problem for many people at the moment, and a solution would be appreciated.

  • Answers
  • Pawel Syrek

    Basically this worked for me "I had issue with Adobe Premiere" and I have Windows 8 Enterprise N.

    1. Download a file called wmvcore.dll from this website. "Do NOT click on orange button saying: " download wmvcore.dll fixer" instead click on little grey button at the bottom of the page saying: DOWNLOAD ZIP-FILE!!!
    2. Unzip it
    3. Copy the file to following folders: C:/windows/system32 and C:/Windows/System32 and also if you have 64bit Windows, copy the file to C:/Windows/sysWOW64

    It worked for me.

  • Jared Tritsch

    To this there is only two solutions at this point that I can determine:

    1) Reinstall or upgrade win8 to a non-N version. This will then install all of the appropriate WMP files that you need.

    2) Wait for release and see if anyone reverse engineers all the appropriate DLLs and and related files to be stitched in. (This may be a while after release given the low use of "N" products.)

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  • Daniel Auger

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    I've tried several .WMV files including the sample .WMV file that come with Windows 7 called Wildlife.wmv. What's even stranger is that the files will play in Zoom Player. I believe this issue was present before I installed Zoom Player however.

    Here is what I've tried so far:

    1. Double checked that Windows Media Player is associated with the .WMV extension. I've done this by checking the association menu and right clicking on a .WMV file -> open with and setting the association that way.

    2. Ran sfc /scannow as administrator as per this thread:

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Edit: Update I just discovered that it won't play .mp3s either, and I seem to remember that it didn't from first boot after install.

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  • William Hilsum

    thanks bro i had the same problem and same sound card and it was driving me crazy, i figured out instead of reinstalling you can just go to sound in control panel and when you click it, it will say its not performing properly do you want to disable enhanced functions click yes to that. Now media centre works fine THANK YOU.

  • Daniel Auger

    I uninstalled and reinstalled my Creative Audigy 2's drivers. That fixed WMP playback. I have no idea why things played fine in other applications. Go figure.